Tests and finding out my results
Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example a blood test can be used to:
- Help with a diagnosis
- Assess your general state of health
- Confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
- See how well certain organs, such as the liver or kidneys, are functioning
- Check your cholesterol level
- Monitor your current treatment/medication
The sample of blood is taken by a trained member of staff in the practice and is sent to the laboratory to be tested.
The practice nurses are assisted by our healthcare assistants/phlebotomists who take blood, check blood pressures, measure height and weight, perform new patient checks and some chronic disease reviews.
How do I get my test results?
Please allow at least 5 working days for test results to be received. More specialist results may take longer.
Our results line is open on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday only; please telephone 01334 651201 and press option 3 between 12:30pm and 1:30pm when you will be given your results.
What do your results mean?
If your result is normal
You will not normally be contacted with your result by the practice. It is very important, however, that you are aware of the results of tests to ensure they have been received and acted upon if necessary. If you are not contacted, it is your responsibility to contact the practice to obtain your result.
If your result is abnormal
If your results are abnormal you will be contacted by the practice and asked to make an appointment with one of the GPs to discuss any concerns. An abnormality can be caused by various conditions and your test may need to be repeated. The reasons could include:
- A slight change from previous tests which may need to be monitored
- A question on the reliability of the result
- Further investigation required into a probable cause
- The test has been spoilt, i.e. leaked in transit
Opening Times & Info
Monday to Friday 08:00 to 18:00
Bank Street Medical Group
The Health Centre
Bank Street. Cupar, KY15 4JN
Telephone: 01334 651201
New Patient Register
To make things easier for you to register, download a New Patient Registration Form and New Patient Questionnaire. Complete these at your leisure, print them off and bring them into the practice. It is practice policy to ask for the completed forms to be accompanied by photographic ID and proof of your address. Click here for more information on the Registration process.
Our Nursing team runs multiple clinics each week. Click here to find out more about the clinics we run dealing with Chronic Disease Management.
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